Kidz World Staff

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Stephenie

Stephenie Duncan, Director of Kidz World Childcare, Inc. has over 17 years of experience in the field of child care. She is an alumnus of Henderson County High School. She holds her CDA and Director’s credential. She is CPR/First Aid certified. Stephenie is the cog that moves the wheel at Kidz World and fulfills many roles in her duties. She receives great respect from all the children and is the go-to person for all staff. She is a problem solver and goes above and beyond each day to ensure the safety of the children and the success of the business. Her proudest accomplishments thus far are: her daughter’s and grandson, obtaining her Director’s credential, and being a part of the growth of Kidz World. Among her many favorites in life are: the color purple, a good hamburger, supporting the Chicago Cubs and Dallas Cowboys, and anything Batman. Her favorite quote is also from Batman, “It's because of people like you that I became this. And you'll never give me a reason to become someone else.” When asked why she loves her job so much, she replied, “I just love the kids and the families we serve and the family environment of Kidz World.”

Brandi

Brandi, is a teacher in the 4+ room at Kidz World Childcare, Inc. She has 8 years of experience in the field of childcare. She is an alumnus of Henderson County High School and Henderson Community College where she obtained her Director's Credential. She is CPR/First Aid Certified. Her proudest accomplishments thus far are: evolving in her career at Kidz World, her precious daughter, and being a part of the lives of the children and families of Kidz World. Among her many favorites in life are the color pink, seafood, Disney Princess Ariel, and Batman. Her hobby is hanging out with family. Her favorite quote is, “You’re killing me Smalls!” When asked why she loves her job, she replied, “I love kids and I love to come to work every day. I love the challenge.” Ms. Brandi is the go-to person for projects and family participation events. She takes great pride in decorating the building and making sure everything always looks great.

Rose

Rose Mary, is a Float at Kidz World Childcare. Ms. Roro, as the children call her, is an alumnus of Henderson Co High.  Her proudest accomplishment in life thus far is being a mother, grandmother of two, and Aunt to 15 nieces and nephews.  Her favorite color is purple. Fried chicken is her favorite food. She strongly advocates for Autism Awareness.  Mickey Mouse is her favorite Disney character while Superman her favorite super hero. Her favorite hobby is reading. Her favorite quote is “Yes you can!”  When asked why she loves her job, she replied, “I love working with kids!” Ms. Rose Mary is the constant smile at Kidz World. Among her many duties, she keeps the place sparkling clean. Ms. Rose Mary is often the first face the children see every morning and she puts a smile on all of their faces. She loves the children and her job!

Pearl

Ms. Pearl is the cook at Kidz World. She comes to us with over 22 years’ experience in the kitchen. She is an alumnus of Henderson City High School. Her proudest accomplishment thus far in life is being able to gain wisdom and understanding about life in general and seeing things in a new light every day. Her favorite color is yellow. Gospel and country are her favorite music. She loves sweet potatoes and supporting the Chicago Bulls. Ms. Pearl loves to read and embroider in her down time. She is a proud mother of four with many loving grandchildren. She and Mr. Banks have been happily married for 51 years! She believes early childhood education is important because it helps to promote good habits such as cleaning up after yourself, good table manners, sharing, and respect. When asked why she loved her job she said she loved meeting new people and helping all the wonderful children.

Alexis D

Alexis, is the cook and Float at Kidz World. Ms. Alexis has 5 years of experience in childcare. She is an alumnus of Benjamin Bosse High School. She is currently enrolled in the CDA program at HCC. She recently received her CPT (Certified Phlebotomist Technician) certification. She is the proud mother of one son and twin girls. Her favorite color is blue. She loves Italian food. She proudly supports UK and the Patriots. She loves all Disney and super hero characters. Her favorite hobby is making bows. When asked why she loves her job so much, she replied, “There are many reasons.” Ms. Alexis is very loving and nurturing and believes the care and education of the child is top priority. She has a kind word and smile for everyone she meets.

Michelle

Michelle, is the Administrative Assistant at Kidz World. She comes to us with three-years’ experience in administration. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Services from USI. Her proudest accomplishment thus far is becoming a mother to three wonderful boys. Her favorite color is turquoise. She loves Chinese food. Her favorite team is the Dallas Cowboys. Ariel from Little Mermaid is her favorite Disney character. Superman is her favorite superhero. In her off time, she loves photography. “This, too, shall pass,” is her favorite quote. When asked why she loves her job she replied, “I love interacting with both children and adults. Learning and helping others is my passion”.

Savannah

Savannah, is lead teacher at Kidz World in the 2-yr old Red room. She is an alumnus of HCC where she obtained her Associates Degree in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education. Her proudest accomplishments in life thus far is being in a profession she loves, marrying a great man, and making a life with him. Her favorite color is black. Her favorite food is anything with cheese. She loves rock music. Her favorite movie is the Breakfast Club. Savannah's favorite Disney character is Mulan while her favorite superhero is Captain America. Her favorite hobbies are reading and thrift shopping. Her favorite quote is, “If you can’t find any weirdness we’ll have to make some”. When asked why she loves her job, she replied, “I am a nurturing person and my favorite part of childcare is the bonds created with children and their families. I love knowing I help make a difference in the world, no matter how small”. She believes Early Childhood Education is important because, “…the first five years of a child’s life is a window of opportunity… ECE shapes the future”.

Mariana

Mariana, assistant teacher at Kidz World Childcare, Inc, in the 2-yr old Red room. She is an alumnus of University of OCTC. Her proudest accomplishment in life thus far is completing school under challenging circumstances. Her favorite color is blue. Her favorite food is Rios. She loves Indie music. Her favorite movie is West Side Story. Mariana’s favorite hobby is doing DIY projects. Her favorite quote is, “Pretty is as pretty does.” When asked why she loves her job, she replied, “because I am able to watch kids develop as they grow.” Mariana believes early childhood education is important because, “It sets the stage and is the building blocks for children.” Mariana’s 5-year career goals are continuing her education in Early Childhood Education and becoming a kindergarten teacher.

Tish

Eticia (Ms. Tish), Teacher of Kidz World Childcare, Inc. is lead teacher in the 3-year old Blue room. Ms. Tish has 15 years of experience in a licensed childcare. She is an alumnus of Owensboro High School. She is CPR/First Aid Certified. Her proudest accomplishment in life thus far is being a good Mom, dedicated teacher, and good friend. Her favorite color is pink. Chinese and Italian are her favorite foods. She proudly supports the Dallas Cowboys. Princess Tiana is her favorite Disney character while Batman her favorite superhero. Her favorite hobbies are shopping and refinishing old furniture. “and this too shall pass,” is her all-time favorite quote. When asked why she loves her job, she replied, “It’s truly been a God-given gift. Planning, art, and children’s positive development are what I truly enjoy in life.”

Kendi

Kendi, is the lead teacher in the infant room at Kidz World Childcare, Inc. She is an alumnus of Henderson County Academy and is currently enrolled at HCC earning her CDA. Her proudest accomplishment in life thus far is being a mom to three adorable children. Her favorite color is olive green. Her favorite food is pizza. She loves country music. She supports the Cubs baseball team. Reading is Kendi’s favorite hobby while Twilight her favorite movie. Captain America is her superhero and Belle her favorite Disney character. Her favorite quote is, “I can do all things through Christ.” She believes early childhood education is important because, “kids are our future, so they need to be properly educated and cared for.” Her five-year career goals are to be great at her job and be the very best mom she can be.

Kaitlin

Kaitlin, teacher at Kidz World Childcare, Inc. teaches in the 1-yr old rooms. Ms. Kaitlin has 3 years’ experience in childcare.  She is an alumnus of Henderson County High School. She has her CDA. Her proudest accomplishment in life thus far is becoming a mother to two beautiful girls.  Her favorite color is pink. Chicken is her favorite food. She’s a big UK Wildcat fan.  Minnie is her favorite Disney character while Superman her favorite superhero. When asked why she loves her job, she replied, “I love kids! And I love working with kids!”

Jessika

Jessika, is lead teacher in the one-year-old room at Kidz World. Ms. Jessika has 4 years of experience in childcare. She is an alumnus of Henderson Academy. She has her CDA. Her proudest accomplishments have been graduating high school, having her two sons, and being a teacher at Kidz World. Her favorite color is purple. She loves pizza. Spiderman is her favorite super hero.  Her favorite quote is, “I can do all things through Christ.” When asked why she loves her job so much, she replied, “I get to see children grow and learn new things every day.” Jessika takes great pride in her work and you can often find her coming up with new and interesting ideas for class time.

Selena

Selena, is a teacher in the Orange room at Kidz World.  Ms. Selena has 3 years of experience in childcare. She is an alumnus of Henderson County High and is currently enrolled at Henderson Community College where she will receive her Associates in IECE. She has a CDA. Her proudest accomplishment in life thus far is being a mentor to the children.  Her favorite color is red. Pizza is her favorite food. She proudly supports the Louisville Cardinals. She spends her spare time, between working at Kidz World, going to high school, and playing on the tennis team, cooking and reading are her loves. When asked why she loves her job, she replied, “Teaching the children new things and them developing in so many ways, is rewarding.” Ms. Selena is a beautiful person, inside and out, and thoroughly enjoys life and is a joy to be around.

Paula

Paula, is one of the morning teachers in the infant room.  Ms. Paula has 20+ years of experience educating children. She has an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood. She is an alumnus of Henderson Community College. Her proudest accomplishment in life has been teaching the children in the community of Henderson, KY. Her favorite color is red. Pizza is her favorite food. She’s a proud supporter of the Seattle Seahawks. Her favorite Disney character is Belle. In her spare time, between working at Kidz World and Thelma B. Johnson ELC, she loves to read. When asked why she loves her job, she replied, “I get to watch children grow and learn every day.”

Wanda

Wanda, teacher at Kidz World Childcare, Inc, is in the infant room.  She is an alumnus of Henderson County High School. She has seven years’ experience in licensed childcare including being a Director.  Her proudest accomplishment in life thus far is being a mother of two children and grandmother to four. She is also very proud of being married to her husband, Ray for the past 46 years. Her favorite color is red. Mexican is her favorite food. She proudly supports the St. Louis Cardinals. Her favorite Disney character is Pluto and favorite superhero, Superman. Gardening is her passion. “You had me at hello,” is her favorite quote. When asked why she loves her job, she replied, “because, I love children”.

Zaria

Zaria, is currently in training in the 1-yr old rooms at Kidz World. She is an alumnus of Henderson County High School. Her proudest accomplishment in life thus far is becoming a Christian. Her favorite color is purple. Her favorite food is Chinese. She loves all music. Her favorite movie is anything Disney. Zaria's favorite Disney characters are Mulan, Hannah Montana, and Penny Proud. Her favorite superheroes are the Flash and Astro Boy. Singing is her favorite hobby. Her favorite quote is, “I can do all things through Christ”. When asked why she loves her job, she replied, “I love seeing children smile”. She believes Early Childhood Education is important because, “Children are the future”.

Mary

Mary is in training as a float at Kidz World. She is an alumnus of Central Academy. Her proudest accomplishment in life thus far is getting her driver’s license. Her favorite colors are red, white, & black. Her favorite food is mashed potatoes. She loves Broadway music. Her favorite movie is Phantom of the Opera. Her favorite Disney character is Belle. Her favorite superhero is Iron Man. Singing is her favorite hobby. Her favorite quote is, “A rose by any other name, would smell as sweet.” She believes Early Childhood Education is important because, “It helps form who the child is will develop into.” Her five-year career goals include completing college and becoming a teacher. When asked what excited her about Early Childhood Education she said, “I love coming in each day and seeing all those smiling faces.”

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